2 Memory Care Facilities in Erie County, PA


Bickford of Presque Isle Bay

Provides: Memory Care
1012 W. Bayfront Parkway, Erie, PA 16507
"We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage. As we researched senior living options, we were..." More


Parkside North East

Provides: Memory Care
2 GIBSON STREET, North East, PA 16428
"Offering fifty one, beautifully styled one and two bedroom apartment homes, Parkside at North East features a mix of comfort and elegant design in a building that is a historical landmark. Parkside..." More

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Erie County

Erie County is home to 274,541 people, and 17.3 percent of the population is aged 65 and older, which is demographic most likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. According to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, about 13.6 percent of the residents have cognitive conditions and may fare better by living in an Alzheimer's Special Care Unit      (SCU), as they're known across Pennsylvania. Licensing and governing the operation of these SCUs, including the two located in Erie County, is the responsibility of The Office of Long-Term Living.

  • Erie County's violent crime rate of 44.5 is more than 13 points above the U.S. average of 31.1. However, the property crime rate of 41.0 is only three points higher than the national norm of 38.1. SCUs are required to have security measures in place to prevent patients from leaving the SCU and to keep strangers off the premises, which should help families feel that their loved ones are safe.
  • The air quality in Erie County is very good, according to the American Lung Association, which gives the area an "A" grade for particle pollution and a "C" for high ozone levels. This may help seniors feel easier about the air quality's effect on their health.
  • In Pennsylvania, seniors aged 60 and older receive tax exemptions for their pensions, retirement accounts, Social Security benefits, or other retirement income. Sales tax in the state is low, which may help families save more money for memory care.
  • Erie County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as Saint Vincent Hospital and Saint Vincent Hospital Urgent Care West Side, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

Paying for Memory Care in Erie County

Average Monthly Costs

Counties in Pennsylvania

$5,400.00 Geauga County
$5,040.00 Lake County
$4,778.00 US
$4,674.00 Mahoning County
$4,330.00 Butler County
$4,000.00 Mercer County
$3,973.00 Erie County

Memory Care costs in Erie County start around $3,973 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,778 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Erie County and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Erie County

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page. Financial Assistance in Pennsylvania Financial Assistance in Pennsylvania

More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page.

Free Memory Care Resources in Erie County

Erie County and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

To see a list of free memory care resources in Erie County, please visit our Assisted Living in Pennsylvania page.

Memory Care Facilities in Erie County

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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Erie County

Erie County-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Pennsylvania are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page for more information about these laws.

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